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this is the regular meeting of the commission. i would like to welcome the public and the staff. following the guidelines set forth by local and state officials during the health emergency, the members of the economies commission are meeting remotely to ensure safety for
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everyone including members of the public. thank you, all, for joining us. please call the first item. >> thank you, mr. chair. the first order of business is item 1, roll call. commission members please respond. >> commissioner brackett: present. >> commissioner ransom-scott: present. >> vice chair rosales: present. >> chair bustos: present. >> the next is item 2, announcements. the next meeting will be november 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. please be advised a member of the public has up to three minutes to make comments unless the commission adopts a shorter period on any item. during the public comment period, viewers are instructed to dial 1-415-655-0001, enter
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the access code which is 146 413 2620. you'll need to press the pound sign twice to enter the call. when prompted, press star 3 to submit your request to speak. when you dial star 3, you'll hear the following message. you have raised your hand to ask a question. please wait to speak until the host calls on you. when you hear your line has been unmuted, this is your opportunity to provide your public comment. you will have three minutes. you can stay online and listen to the meeting or choose to hang up. if you're planning to comment on any items, it's recommended that you call the public comment line on the agenda. this will allow you to listen to the live meeting and will prevent you from experiencing a delay caused by live streaming. today's presentation and other
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meeting materials are available on our website. the next order of business is item 3, report on actions taken at previous closed session meeting, if any. there are no reportable actions. the next order of business, item 4, matters of unfinished business. there are no matters of unfinished business. the next item 5, matter of new business consisting of consent and regular agenda. first the consent agenda. authorizing a personal services contract with c.h. elliott and associates, a sole proprietorship to provide real estate and fiscal consulting services for hunters point
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shipyard phase one and two. to increase the contract amount by 41,585 from 100,000 to a total aggregate contract amount not to exceed $141,585 for web development services. action number, resolution number 27-2020. >> chair bustos: anyone from the public who wishes to speak or provide comment on the item? >> at this time, members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001,
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enter access code 146 413 2620 followed by the pound sign, then pound sign again. please press star 3 to get entered into the queue. we'll allow a few moments for the public to call in. madame secretary, no callers on the line. >> secretary: thank you. mr. chair, at this time there are no members of the public wishing to comment on this item. >> chair bustos: hearing no request to speak, i close public comment. commissioners, may i get a motion for these items on the consent agenda? >> i move the consent agenda. >> chair bustos: thank you, vice chair. a second? >> i second that movement, chair. >> chair bustos: thank you,
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commissioner scott. please take roll. >> secretary: please announce your vote. >> commissioner brackett: aye. >> commissioner ransom-scott: aye. yes. >> vice chair rosales: yes. >> chair bustos: yes. >> secretary: mr. chair, the vote is 4 ayes. >> chair bustos: thank you, motion carried. please call the next item. the next item is the regular agenda item, 5c, authorizing a memorandum of understanding with the san francisco mayor's office of housing and community development, mohcd, governing administration of the home legacy foundation homeownership grant program and authorizing payment from the phase 1 community funt to mohcd to fund the legacy foundation grant program.
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hunters point shipyard and bayview redevelopment project area, resolution number 28-2020. madame director? >> thank you, through the chair. thetime before you just stated is to approve the m.o.u. between the mayor's office of housing and community development and the office of infrastructure, more specifically the community benefits required under the phase 1 and phase 2 in hunters point shipyard and bayview hunters point. and we're asking for an allocation of funds for the phase 1 fund to help fund a down payment. we have our legacy foundation and most of the activity is governed by the plan that the legacy foundation approved.
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this is also overseen by the cac and we have members present as well. with that, i'd like to turn it over to the department to present on the item and also identify partners who are here from mohcd as well as -- [inaudible] >> good afternoon, everyone. commissioners. my name is -- i will be presenting today, the request to enter into with the mayor's office of housing and community development and oii for the homeownership grant program.
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action before you today, is a request to authorize the m.o.d. with the mohcd assistance program to provide 130,000 from the hunters point shipyard phase 1 community benefit fund. today will consist of overview of the community benefit program. overview of the legacy foundation. overview of the strategic plan, to buy the commission on february 7, 2017. and the legacy foundation down payment assistance program. the legacy foundation award to date. the overview of the phase 1
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community benefits. the first two in bold, are programs that legacy foundation is a ocii community benefits. and that's the community benefit fund as well as the community facilities -- [inaudible] phase 2, the community benefits program. the programs that have access are programs that were carried over from the phase 1 community benefits program. also a quick reminder the legacy foundation purpose, which is legacy foundation community
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benefits fund is to reinvested in the bayview hunters point community to low and moderate income families for community development needs, social services, affordable housing, education -- [inaudible] and public safety. next slide. the legacy foundation's mission is to commit to building, strengthening and maintaining the bayview hunters point community. the foundation's fundamental mission is to alleviate the impact of properties on the san francisco bayview hunters point community, the core values of the legacy since the -- transparent, accountability, collaboration, and community.
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next is a reminder of the strategic plan that was approved by the ocii commission on february 7, 2017. next slide, please. thank you. the commission with strategic priorities in the five-year plan included neighborhood building, education and workforce and homeownership. next slide, please. this is an overview of the legacy foundation's phase 1 fund. as you can see, it's broken down into the three focus areas of neighborhood building, education and workforce, and homeownership.
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today under education and workforce, we see that $25,000 has been expended in the education and workforce program on the computer tech center as well as strategic planning services. as i mentioned, to date, the legacy foundation has awarded $25,000 to the urban ed academy for the bayview hunters point, which is technology instruction and center for students living or attending school in bayview. this was through a competitive process and awarded in january of 2020.
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next is the phase 2 fund. it consists of $475,000 the bayview legacy scholarship and 25,000 for the travel abroad scholarship for a total of $500,000. why we're here today is to discuss the hub ownership down payment program. the priority is to promote and support successful homeownership and access to home buyers financing for low and moderate income to bayview hunters point households. the assistance to financial assistance is providing affordable and acceptable home-buying financing, including
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first mortgages, assistance for qualified participants. the bayview hunters point legacy foundation homeownership program, also known the legacy program will prioritize existing bayview residents for the program area which include zip code -- which includes residents in zip codes 94124, 92134 and 94107. purchasing homes in the -- [inaudible] next is existing bayview residents of the program area purchasing a home in san francisco. and finally, san francisco
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residents purchasing homes in the program areas. on november 18, 2019, the legacy foundation board voted unanimously to -- mayor's office of housing and community development as the administrator for the legacy in town grant program. based on their experience and their expertise in administration of existing homeownership assistance programs for the city and county of san francisco. ocii can make a one-time payment of $180,000 to the mayor's office of housing. they would then make available five loans of $32,500.
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these loans are no interest and no monthly payment loans. the loan amount decrease 20% each year. and the loan would be for -- in its entirety at the end of the fifth year. the mayor's office of housing would be entitled to 9,000 or 5% of the fund to cover the administrative fees associated with administering the program. the funds will be transferred to the mayor's office of housing within 90 days of execution of the m.o.u. i would like to give information about next steps and what is coming up for the legacy foundation approval before opii
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commission. the next program would be the bayview hunters point scholarship program for $475,000 and the college which has allocated $50,000. the scholarship and educational support will make post-secondary education possible for students in the bayview hunters point area up to the age of 30. the legacy foundation will partner with qualified organizations to administer these scholarships. that concludes my presentation. i'm available for questions and we also have tamly little from the -- tammy little from the mayor's office of housing available to answer any specific
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questions you have about the administration of the grant program. thank you. >> chair bustos: madame secretary, anyone from the public who wishes to speak on the item? >> secretary: at this time, members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001, 146 413 2620. you will need to press star 3 to be placed in the queue. if you're already listening -- to anyone listening by phone already, press star 3 if you would to -- like to provide a comment. i'll allow for a few moments for people to call in.
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>> madame secretary, there are no callers on the line. >> secretary: thank you. mr. chair, at this time, there are no members of the public on the phone wishing to comment on this item. >> chair bustos: okay. hearing no request to speak on this item, i'll close public comment and i'll turn to my fellow commissioners for their comments and questions. let's start with commissioner scott. >> commissioner ransom-scott: thank you, mr. chair. i just can't thank you enough for this comprehensive presentation you just gave us and thorough presentation it is. i am just excited and was excited as i was reading about
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this for the hope, especially during a time like this. that is gives and so much light at the end of the tunnel for homeowners and would-be homeowners and students. this is great and i'm very moved by it. and thank you for it. and i just totally support what is coming forth. >> chair bustos: commissioner brackett? >> commissioner brackett: i have several questions. my first question, when was the last time that the legacy foundation members met? >> the last meeting was before covid in february of this year. there was a march meeting scheduled, but in abundance of caution, that meeting was postponed. the legacy foundation is planning to have a meeting in
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the next few weeks as they are reviewing information for -- not only the scholarship program, but also the contract assistance program. >> i was also reading that the current board of supervisors and that you were trying to replace additional members. could you give me a listing of who is currently sitting on that board of directors for the legacy foundation? or who would be the representative? so is the member at large still ted hunt? >> ted hunt is still a member. he, unfortunately, is having a couple of technical difficulties today, but he's trying to get on the line to come on and speak in support of the lit program. so hopefully, he might be able to call in before the meeting is over. but, yes, ted hunt is still a
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member, active member of the legacy foundation. >> and bell? >> yes, still an active member. >> and kelly? >> carmen kelly resigned earlier this year. however, we have reached out to the supervisor to see if they may have a recommendation for a replacement. >> commissioner brackett: dr. honey cut? yes, dr. honeycut is the chair. >> >> commissioner brackett: what about the mayor's representative? is there a representative there as well? >> we do -- we do take advice from the mayor's office, but not currently. we do have other members that
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are active. neil legan, joyce armstrong and joyce eloise patten are also members of the legacy foundation. >> commissioner brackett: okay. then my second question is, this strategic plan was approved back in 2017. what efforts have been made to take into account the current economic climate? and the impacts of covid on this new legacy as we move forward with this strategic plan? >> you're correct, it was approved in february of 2017. can you be a little more specific about what information you're looking for of how it would be related to covid. >> if i may, if i may.
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this is nadia sesay. that is a good question. we had challenges in meeting. we have to make sure that it satisfies the current needs. so we'll be working with them to see if there is an important to see what other changes we can accommodate. as you can see, reaching the expiration. we're more than halfway there. so this could potentially be an opportunity to -- because we haven't had a meeting since covid, this could be something the board will discuss at that next meeting because circumstances are different. that is not changed materially, but everybody is having those
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conversations at every level on how covid is impacting the community and what can we provide in support and benefits? >> commissioner brackett: my other additional question, this amount that is allotted for homeownership will only serve five families over five years, is that correct? >> yes. there are -- there will be five loans that are available. and it will be on a first come first save basis for families that qualify. -- first come-first serve basis. the families can work with the mayor's office of housing to try to get the funds as soon as possible. so the plan was to roll it out over five years, but i think
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since we are, as director mentioned, about halfway, the goal would be to get the funds out to families that are qualified as soon as possible. >> commissioner brackett: my other question is, how many families in the past have you worked with that have interest in part of being a down payment program. a lot of people, minor, or none at all? >> well, the legacy foundation itself has not actually worked with any families because they don't administer the program. but they did meet with the mayor's office of housing community development staff on several occasions as well as had listening sessions with community members and
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organizations to come to the recommendations that you find in the program, including the homeownership or the need for homeownership down payment assistance program. >> commissioner brackett: i guess i was trying to figure out the need in terms of the community. when i'm looking at the legacy foundation grant, it's heavily on workforce development and education, which isn't a problem, but there is a problem in terms of access to homeowner -- home buyer programs for people who would like to get into the new properties that are being built. my concern was if we're only serving five families with the larger part of the grant and we know that's the complaint in the last five years, if that is something that the legacy foundation had thought about or had discussions about, maybe changing the amount that they may be diverting over to home
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buyership and reducing the scholarship amount, or if there was any discussions on that? >> okay. so i know probably maria wants to give overview, so i'll let you do that as the homeownership program at large and then we can talk more specifically to the legacy foundation and what more they can do. >> thank you, director sesay. this is maria benjamin from the mayor's office of housing development. so good to see your faces. our hope is that this amount, this grant that is targeted in these zip codes will be used in combination with some of the city's other programs, the other down payment assistance programs we have where we give $375,000
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toward down payment. or on the purchase of a b.m.r., one of those units that are coming in the future in that neighborhood so that this will be in addition to those programs that are already there. it's a small -- you're right. it's five homeowners, but we've been really doing a lot of community outreach and working in the community. as you know, commissioner, this is one of the -- this is one of the main things that people are saying, hey, help us. and so we are -- we're working on targeting the community and we see this as another way of -- because if this is going to work, then perhaps there are other funding sources that can come towards this model.
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>> thank you, maria, i think that, in our minds, as i think about this, there is an opportunity to refine the strategic plan. there is also an opportunity to see this as a pilot if it's successful and there is additional need -- which we know there is plenty. the reason we targeted this in partnership with mohcd is because we know the costs and other things. combining this, as we continue to grow on it, but the five-year strategic plan is an opportunity to refine that. of course the legacy foundation has all the authority to do that, but i'm sure listening to the feedback we're hearing from you, i'm sure they'll explore that and take that into consideration as they revisit the five-year strategic plan and meet again. >> commissioner brackett: my last question. how does the impact of our vote
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affect the time line? as we know it's slated to be to 2022. does that mean if we don't approve it or approve it today, it may impact us drawing down the money and continue with the program, or does it get pushed out further? >> it does. if i may, it does delay the use of those funds. again, as you saw in one of the slides, this will be a subset of the almost $1 million that is programmed within the strategic plan for phase 1. so there is still a substantial amount remaining, but because we've been working on this for quite some time and this is really providing resources to the community and they have blessed this since last year, but because of covid and trying to create this new initiative, it took us a little longer to
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get it in front of the commission, so that is something we can use and we believe it's a model for other programs. so, yes, it will slow us down. but again, the point i'm making, there is still additional dollars in the legacy foundation that need to be deployed. so we're going to be coming back to you. we come back to the commission to give update every year. during covid this summer. so you're always going to get a bite of the apple. i'm basically urging we move this forward so we can show some progress and try to deploy the funds and get mohcd to do the other two identified as upcoming programs. and that would allow us to inform legacy foundation what opportunities exist. programs that have been identified and the allocation in the strategic plan, is that consistent with current needs?
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or is it something we need to resist? but again -- revisit? but again, legacy foundation makes the decision. we're going to convey the feedback you're giving us right now. >> commissioner brackett: my only concern is that if we approve dollars set aside and approve a bunch of things coming down the pipeline and there is no more money, then we're stuck with the bucket we've chosen as a commission. but i do also understand the urgency of getting the fund out there so our constituents and the community at large can take advantage of this opportunity because people really are trying to figure out a way to anchor themselves here in san francisco via home buying. i know maria has been working hard with eric on trying make the program as flexible as possible, but they're still confined within certain things. i just want to make sure that as a commission we're doing everything possible to kind of think about those things.
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and to kind of make sure all of our partners and amazing people who work on the commission, we don't want to stress them out and put extra work on them, but these are things coming from the community and we want to be mindful we're paying attention to those. that's the reason i'm asking the questions i am today. >> i appreciate that. >> i would like to add, please, the difference in the phase 1 and phase 2 funds, presenting the program in one strategic plan, these are two separate programs and two separate buckets of money. and the phase 1 programming was money that the legacy foundation did have a bit of flexibility in being able to actually fund and respond to the different needs after hearing from the community in these listening sessions with community members and community
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organizations. but the phase 2 funds with the scholarship are actually prescribed and specified in the d.d.a., but there is no flexibility to change any of those funds or use them on another program. they're specifically to be used for scholarship purposes. >> commissioner brackett: thank you for that. agbossoumon agbossoumon bo >> chair bustos: thank you for the very good questions. >> vice chair rosales: the question that i did have was basically presented by maria benjamin and answered. i was very pleased to hear the presentation that this grant program down payment assistance program will be paired or will be coordinated and collaborated, if you will, with the other existing and much more robust down payment assistance programs.
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and i just want to put a pitch out there and i'm sure you've thought about it. this money. the m.o.h. programming and of course, the c.o.p. focus. i'd like to be able to say that in every lens that we use, particularly when we have so much opportunity, that we pay close attention to the c.o.p. holders to be front in line for these opportunities. thank you. >> chair bustos: thank you, vice chair. i totally agree. thank you, maria benjamin for the work you're putting into this and thank you also for being vigilant to make sure that we are able to expend these resources or approve these resources to go to the families that need them. my dream would be to have more folks come back to san francisco. folks who have the city in their
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blood and dna. so that would be wonderful. so thank you, everybody. commissioners, may i have a motion to approve this item? >> excuse me, chair, it looks like we have a member from the legacy foundation who wanted to speak and i believe he's on the public comment line right now. >> chair bustos: okay. we'll listen to his comments and then we're ready to vote, though. >> secretary: okay. miss phone operator, do you have the caller? >> caller, do you want to speak. if you want to speak, please press star 3. >> thank you.
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>> hello? >> yes, hi, caller, state your name and provide your comment. >> thank you very much. this is dr. veronica honeycut. good afternoon to all you wonderful commissioners. you know what we're trying to do. we understand what our community needs. they need educational resources and they certainly need access to homeowner assistance and access to financial resources. this program coupled with the mayor's office of housing and community development will allow us to get started on helping five families. we're very excited about this. this program. i have heard that you are cognizant of what our community needs and this is the beginning with this homeowners' assistance
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program. we hope that we'll be able to do more in the future. thank you so much for this opportunity to speak with you. we urge that you vote in favor of moving this measure forward. thank you very much. >> chair bustos: thank you, doctor. madame secretary, is that everyone? >> secretary: do we have any additional callers? >> we have one additional. >> secretary: thank you. please put them through. >> caller, go ahead. >> hello, good afternoon. can everyone hear me? >> yes, your name? >> this is lashaun walker. good afternoon, commissioners and director. just wanted to call in representing part of the development team for these
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community benefit funds come from and say, yay, glad this is finally come before you this afternoon for a vote. it's been a while coming for all the reasons that have already been outlined. and thank you to maria and mohcd because as she has outlined and dr. honeycut outlined, these funds will be stacked and combined to try to meet some of the needs that commissioner brackett has talked about. we are excited. there are some limitations, commissioner brackett, in terms of the d.d.a. it's already been outlined for the phase 1 funds, but the phase 2 funds allow for more flexibility because the community members that sit on the legacy fund are concerned about the current needs. i thank you in advance and
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wanted to come on and say, yay, thank you. >> chair bustos: thank you. anybody else on the line to speak is this -- speak? >> no additional callers. >> chair bustos: thank you. commissioners, we have this item before us. i'm looking for a first -- >> commissioner brackett: i would like to make a motion to approve agenda item 5c, authorizing memorandum of understanding with the san francisco mayor's office of housing and community development governing the administration of the legacy foundation homeownership grant program and authorizing payment of $180,000 on the phase 1 community benefit fund to mohcd to fund the legacy foundation grant program and hunters point shipyard and the redevelopment project areas. >> chair bustos: great. may i have a second? >> i second that motion. >> chair bustos: thank you very
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much. madame secretary, we have a first and a second. please take roll. >> commission members, please announce your vote when you call your name. >> commissioner brackett: yes. >> commissioner ransom-scott: yes. >> vice chair rosales: yes. >> chair bustos: yes. >> secretary: mr. chair, the vote is four ayes. >> chair bustos: motion carried. madame secretary, please call the next item. >> the next order of business is item 6. public comment on non-agenda items. >> chair bustos: madame secretary, anybody wishing to speak on this item? >> at this time, members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001. enter access code 146 413 2620. press the pound sign then pound sign again. when prompted -- press star 3 to
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get placed in the queue. if you're already listening by phone and would like to provide public comment, please press star 3. we'll give them a few moments. >> madame secretary, no callers on the line. >> secretary: thank you. at this time, mr. chair, there are no members of the public wishing to comment on this item. >> chair bustos: okay. i'll close public comment. madame secretary, please call the next item. >> the next order of business, item 7, report of the chair. mr. chair? >> chair bustos: i don't necessarily have a report, but wanted to just share with the commissioners as well as members of the public that, you know, at o.c.i. reconsider not only staff, but those who come before us from the public as family. and there has been a long period of silence from some of our
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regulars, many who may not have agreed with us and shared their concerns. but i just want you all to know that i did get a chance to speak with ms. vincent, ms. james and ace washington and just wanted to on behalf of o.c.i. give them a call to check in and see how they're doing and if they need anything. they're all doing well. i just want everyone to know that, our family is still complete. so we thank you all of the leaders in the community for their hard work and when they're not around, it is noticed by us because their voice is very important. just wanted to share that. madame secretary, please call the next item. ? >> secretary: the next order of business is item 8, report of the executive director. item 8a, informational mum dumb
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on the transbay essex hillside maintenance request proposal. item 8b informational memorandum on intension to issue a request for qualification for a lead developer replacement to develop up to 112 units of affordable housing on blocks 52 and 54 in the hunters point shipyard redevelopment project area. >> thank you, madame secretary. through the chair, item 8a before you is informational. responsible for monitoring and maintaining the property identified in the description. and we currently have existing contract with mgm management which expires january 31, 2021. and is planning extension because we know how much time it takes, staff is now requesting and seeking to issue a new
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request for proposal to maintain the property. maintenance of the existing park. the next item, with regards to hunters point shipyard block 52 and 54. in 2018, we had a development team that consisted of salazar as leads, bayview hunters point multiservices with additional architects as well as property management jon stewart and company. and the rest of this year, mbs contacted oci to communicate they were withdrawing and terminating their participation within the development team. so in order for us to proceed with the development, we issued
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to replace them as lead developer. we intended to keep paying the remaining team members and any contracts that are in place. the idea is not to cause disruption. it will cause a delay, but would like to keep the team intact. if there are no questions, the staff will proceed with issuing these. happy to answer any questions and respond to questions if you have any. >> chair bustos: thank you. madame secretary, any speaker cards for this one? >> secretary: at this time members of the public who wish to provide public comment on these items should call 1-415-655-0001. enter access code, 146 413 2620. press the pound sign then pound sign again. press star 3 to be placed in the
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queue. if you're already listening by phone, press star 3 if you would like to provide a comment. madame secretary, there are no callers on the line. >> thank you. mr. chair, there are no members of the public wishing to comment on these items. >> okay. hearing no request to speak on the item, i'll close public comment and turn to my fellow commissioners for any comments or questions they may have. commissioner brackett? any questions? >> commissioner brackett: can you come back to me last? thank you. >> chair bustos: commissioner scott? >> commissioner ransom-scott: i'm wondering if there is anyone that we know of right now that will be -- position as the
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developer? not yet? >> that is the proposal of the -- we have the usually players, so -- usual players, so there will be a developer who responds. i understand we don't know yet. but there are participants that we've worked with that are skilled in this field. they have to go through the process, review, interview and then select. >> commissioner ransom-scott: so there are hopefuls? >> yes, yes. >> commissioner ransom-scott: wonderful. >> chair bustos: vice chair? any comments or questions? >> vice chair rosales: i had a question. if it's a public record, do we know why the mccormack team is -- withdrawing?
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>> it's a combination of factors. it's the ply indication of the -- complication of the site as well as the delay in the work that is being done. we can talk more about it if you like. we did not get anything in writing or communications with them. but that is what we know. >> vice chair rosales: okay, thank you. >> commissioner brackett: i notice various deadlines that are coming out. are those hard-set dates for the r.f.p., or are those a general outline of what you're proposing? >> for now, you know, they are
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hard-set dates, but as we know, reserve the right as a agency to change. for now, this is what we intend to require, but we have the right to make changes as needed. >> commissioner brackett: okay. thank you. >> chair bustos: okay. madame secretary, please call the next item. >> secretary: the next order of business is item 9. commissioners' questions and matters. mr. chair? >> chair bustos: i don't have anything. commissioners, anything you may have? seeing none, okay. madame secretary, please call the next item. >> the next order of business is item 10, closed session. a, conference with real property negotiators pursuant to california government code section 549 a 6.
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a closed session calendared to give direction to staff regarding the potential sale of the property described below. the property is 200 main street, portion of block 3739, lot 008 rchlth known as transbay block 4. negotiating parties for f4 transbay partners llc, a delaware limited liability company, a joint venture of urban pacific development, affiliate of hines interests limited partnership and broad street principal investments and goldman sachs, consisting of mercy housing california, f4 transbay partners and low-income housing tax credit investor limited partner. under negotiation will be both
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price and terms of payment. mr. chair? >> chair bustos: do we have any speakers in line for this item? >> secretary: at this time, members of the public who wish to provide comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001. enter access code 146 413 2620. followed by the pound sign and found sign again. press star 3 to be placed in the queue. if you're already listening by phone, press star 3 if you would like to provide a comment. again, we'll allow the public a few moments to call in. >> madame secretary, no callers on the line. >> secretary: thank you. at this time we have no members of the public wishing to comment on the item.
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>> chair bustos: hearing no request speak, i'll close public comment. we're going into closed session. i ask fellow commissioners to log on to a separate link that was e-mailed to you. we will return after the session has concluded. thank you. >> will that turn off? i hear a little bit of the music. mr. chair, before we -- >> okay. so actually, we're back on. thank you. sorry, dr. scott. if you want to -- did you wanted
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to say something first? >> yes, along with recognizing many of our -- are we okay? can you hear me? >> i was just saying you recognized some of our people that we're not able to see and we haven't heard from that have been to our meetings in the years. i've been also checking on them and giving calls like linda richardson and dr. walker and others. so they're doing and they're still boots on the ground and everything. and serving well. so some of them have said they're praying for us and thinking about us and keep up the good work. nadia, yeah. so that's it. >> chair bustos: thank you for sharing that, dr. scott. madame secretary, do you want to
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get us back out of closed session? >> secretary: we're back. we're back on. so thank you for -- members of the public, we are back in regular session and there is nothing to report from the closed session items. mr. chair, if you'd like to go ahead and conclude, or i'll call the last item, item 11, adjournment. mr. chair? >> chair bustos: thank you, madame secretary. can we have a motion to adjourn? >> i move, mr. chair, that the meeting be adjourned. >> chair bustos: okay. and commissioner brackett, okay with seconding? she seconds it. all right, thank you, ladies and gentlemen and members of the public. we are now adjourned at 3:05. thank you very much.
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>> the san francisco playground's hitsvery dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the sen consider was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities including basketball, line dancing, playing ping-pong and arts can crafts. >> you can use it for whatever
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you want to do, you can do it here. >> on friday, november 16, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground and recreation center, celebrating its renovation. it was raining, but the rain clearly did not dampen the spirits of the dignitaries, community members and children in attendance. [cheering and applauding] ♪ ♪
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>> we're here to raise awareness and money and fork for a good accuse. we have this incredible gift probably the widest range of restaurant and count ii destines in any district in the city right here in the mission intricate why don't we capture that to support the mission youths going to college that's for the food for thought.
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we didn't have a signature font for our orientation that's a 40-year-old organization. mission graduates have helped me to develop special as an individual they've helped me figure out and provide the tools for me that i need i feel successful in life >> their core above emission and goal is in line with our values. the ferraris yes, we made 48 thousand >> they were on top of that it's a no-brainer for us. >> we're in and fifth year and be able to expand out and tonight is your ungrammatical truck food for thought. food truck for thought is an
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opportunity to eat from a variety of different vendor that are supporting the mission graduates by coming and representing at the parks >> we're giving a prude of our to give people the opportunity to get an education. people come back and can you tell me and enjoy our food. all the vendor are xooment a portion of their precedes the money is going back in >> what's the best thing to do in terms of moving the needle for the folks we thought higher education is the tool to move young people. >> i'm also a college student i go to berkley and 90 percent of
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our folks are staying in college that's 40 percent hire than the afternoon. >> i'm politically to clemdz and ucla. >> just knowing we're giving back to the community. >> especially the spanish speaking population it hits home. >> people get hungry why not eat and give
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>> san francisco parks, golden gate park transforms into one of the greatest music festivals of all time, let's journey, inside, outside land. ♪ >> to this, our 6th year doing the outside lands and our relationship with san francisco, rec and park. and we work very closely with them in the planning and working very closely with the neighborhood organizations and with the city supervisors and with the city organizations and with the local police department, and i think that the outside lands is one of the unique festivals in the world and we have san francisco and we have golden gate park and we have the greatest oasis, in the
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world. and it has the people hiking up hills and down hills and a lot of people between stages. >> i love that it is all outside, the fresh air is great. >> they have the providers out here that are 72 local restaurants out here. >> celebrating, and that is really hot. >> 36 local winerries in northern california and 16 brewers out here. >> and you have seen a lot of people out here having a good time and we have no idea, how much work and planning has gone into this to make it the most sustainable festival in the
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united states. >> and literally, in the force, and yeah, unlike any other concept. and come and follow, and the field make-up the blueprint of the outside land here in golden gate park and in the future events and please visit sffresh maidm >> supervisor mandelmand morning, everyone. and welcome to the public safety and neighborhood services committee. i am raphael mandelman, president of the committee, and i am joined by supervisor catherine stefani and shamann
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walton. mr. carroll, do you have any announcements? >> clerk: yes, i do, mr. president. thank you. the board of supervisors legislative chamber and committee room are closed. this is taken pursuant to all local orders, resolutions, and directives. public comment will be available for each item on this agenda. both cable channel 26 and are streaming a public call-in number at this time. your opportunity to speak and provide comments during the public comment period are available by phone by calling 415-655-0001. once prompted, enter the meeting i.d. for today's meeting. today's meeting i.d. is
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146-044-5940. then press the pound symbol twice to be connected to the meeting. once connected, you'll hear the meeting discussions but be muted and in listening mode only. when you hear your item, dial star, three to enter the speaker line. please wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted and then begin your comments. best practices are to speak from a quiet location, speak slowly and clearly, and turn down your television or electronic device. alternatively, you may submit your public comments in either of the following ways. you may e-mail me. my name is john carroll, and i am clerk of the public safety and neighborhood services committee. my e-mail is
1:15 am if you send an e-mail, it will be included in the legislative file as part of the matter. you may alternatively, submit your comments by united states postal service. finally, items acted upon today will appear on the board of supervisors agenda on november 3, 2020, unless otherwise stated. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, mr. clerk. please call your first item. >> clerk: item 1 is a hearing to consider that the transfer of a type-48 on sale general public comments liquor license to electrocelt promotions ink, doing business as swig at
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553-561 geary street will serve the public convenience or necessarily of the city and county of san francisco. mr. chair? >> supervisor mandelman: do we have our representative from the a.l.u. here? >> clerk: i believe he's on the line. >> good morning, supervisors. officer maki here, representing a.l.u. i have a report for swig. they have applied for a type-48 and type-47 license, and if approved, this would allow them to sell on-line liquor sales and spirits. they are located in zone 4,
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considered a high crime area. central station has no opposition to this license, and a.l.u. approves with the following recommended conditions. sales of liquor shall be permitted between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. each day of the week. petitioners shall actively monitor the area to prevent the loitering of any persons on the property adjacent to the licensed premised as depicted on the a.b.c. 253 form, and the consumption of alcohol off the premises are prohibited. these are the conditions signed by the applicant on october 10. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. good morning, mr. sheehy. you are the applicant. >> good morning, supervisor. i'm glad that we have
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supervisor peskin here, too. >> supervisor mandelman: supervisor ronen is here, also. >> we have been operating at swig with our full operating liquor license with a full operating bar. the request is to expand our swig unit to the adjacent unit, called the olympic cafe. the olympic cafe has been in business over 30 years. we took over operations of the olympic cafe in 2019. at that time, we added a beer and wine license, and we continued to operate, serving breakfast and lunch. we are now in the process of combining both businesses, where we will be able to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner when the city opens back up to the many guests who come to us from the neighboring hotels, the neighboring residences. even theater events will be happening, and most importantly, for the moscone
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convention center. there is a need for evening dinner service at this location as many restaurants no longer offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner service. we completed quite a bit of community outreach in 2019 when we applied for our beer and wine license. as part of this application, our community outreach was restricted to mailing and posters. we mailed all of our residents within a 1,000-foot radius. we meet with residents individually, and the result was that we upgraded some of our windows at the rear of the swig and the olympic cafe premises to ensure there's going to be zero opportunity for sound to emanate from our premises into the neighboring spaces. we've been in the location for 15 years and i was a member of the tenderloin police advisory
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board until last year. we are very aware of our hot buttons in our neighborhood here. we've had no protests to the expansion, and we're hoping that you can approve this expansion today because it would serve the convenience for a drink after a great show in the theater district. >> supervisor mandelman: okay. i don't see any of my colleagues that have raised their hand, so let's open this up for public comment. >> clerk: mr. qiu, could you
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please open up the link for public comment. if you wish to call in for public comment, follow the instructions that are streaming on your screen right now. that would be by calling 415-655-0001, then entering 146-044-5940, pressing pound twice, and then star, three to enter the line to speak. >> operator: we have one caller in the queue. >> supervisor mandelman: we ask that you state your first and last name clearly and that you speak slowly and clearly into the phone. in the interests of time, we encourage speakers to avoid repeating previous statements.
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let let's hear from our first caller. >> my name is michael nolte, and i am a community organizer and also the director of a better district six. i did do a site visit on behalf of my organization to swig and i did talk with the organization sponsor, brian sheehy, and they plans for a type-48 license. and then, i did talk to my community partners as well as my organization and to follow up on what we wanted to do with this type-48, and we came up with a recommendation that the
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alliance for district 6 supports better future bars. our organization was involved in the first bar that was on sixth street, and we collaborated on various issues in the past and current around improving transit lines, public safety, night life entertainment, permits on development plans -- permits as well as development plans. so the alliance for a better district six is in full support of swig's request for approval, their request by both a.b.c. and the san francisco board of supervisors. i'm speaking as a personal endorsement as well as a 45-year-old community organizer and leader in affiliation of
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over 30 organizations and board of directors in san francisco. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, mr. nolte. do we have any other callers? >> clerk: mr. qiu, could you connect us to the next caller, please? >> operator: mr. chair, that completes the queue. >> supervisor mandelman: great. public comment is now closed. i understand that supervisor haney is supporting this license transfer, so i think we can direct our clerk to find resolution that we approve and
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that it meets public necessarily. >> clerk: on the motion -- [roll call] >> clerk: mr. chair, there are three ayes. >> supervisor mandelman: congratulations, mr. sheehy. mr. clerk, call the next item. >> clerk: item 2 is a hearing to consider that the trafr of a type-21 off-sale general beer, wine, and distilled spirits liquor license to suhal suhalla farhat, doing business as grab&eat, located at 3499 mission street, will serve the public convenience or necessarily of the city and county of san francisco.
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mr. chair? >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, mr. clerk. officer mackey? >> all right. thank you. moving forward, you guys have the a.c.m. before for you for grab & eat. there are zero letters of support, zero letters of protest. they are located in plot 367, which is considered a low crime area. census tract 63, which is a high saturation area. a. a.l.u. recommends approval with the following conditions: monitoring the property so there are no loitering persons
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on the adjacent property, and it should be noted that the applicant has agreed to the above listed conditions. >> supervisor mandelman: great. thank you, officer mackey. do we have the officer or representative here? >> clerk: mr. chair, i do not see that mr. farhat has connected to the call or anyone who has identified themselves as a representative of the applicant. >> supervisor mandelman: well, let's take some public comment. >> clerk: sounds good. mr. chair, operations is checking now to see if there are any callers in the queue. mr. qiu, please let us know if there are any callers ready. for those who have not done so already, please press star, three to enter the queue. for those who have done so
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already, please wait until the system indicated you have been unmuted. if you have not already done so, you may call in by following the instructions streaming across your screen. calling 415-655-0001, and then meeting i.d. 146-044-5940. press pound twice, and star, three to enter the queue to speak. >> operator: mr. chair, there are no public commenters waiting to speak. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. public comment is closed. i understand that supervisor ronen is supportive of the transfer of this license. supervisor ronen, if you're on, you're welcome to say anything, or i will go ahead and -- >> supervisor ronen: i'm supportive. thank you. >> supervisor mandelman: awesome. thank you. so i will -- i think we can
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direct our clerk to find a resolution finding that this license transfer will serve public convenience and necessarily, and i will move that we forward that to the full board with a positive recommendation. mr. carroll, please call the roll. >> clerk: on that motion -- [roll call] [please stand by] .
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>> chair: do we have someone on the line? >> if approved this license will allow them to operate an off-sale beer and wine sales. they are lotted in plot 518, which is considered a low crime ar area. the northern station has no
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opposition to this license and a.l.u. recommends approval with the following conditions. that the petitioner shall monitor the area in their control to prevent the loitering of persons as dpiblegted on the a5epicted on the a53 form. it should be noted that as of october 15, the applicant has agreed to and now signed the above recommended conditions. >> thank you, officer mackey. do we have the applicant here? >> i am here. thank you for having me. i will just give a quick overview of luke's local. we've been in business for about 10 years, a full-service grocery
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sto store. we started making foods out of a kitchen and delivering to homes and offices with c.s.a. produce and local foods and breads and coffee back in the day. that expanded in 2016 to a brick-and-mortar grocery store in cole valley. we took over a bodega's that was there for about 30 years. we're excited to get our hands into the retail space. this has been a great way to integrate with the community. in the early days of doing work behind the scenes and connecting the community with good-quality food. we didn't have the opportunity to have that good connection on one picture on a website that people would order from. to us, that is an important piece. the cole valley space has become
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a great hub of that community. we've been very fortunate to find a space on union street and want to offer that same kind of anchor tenant to that neighborhood. we're applying for a type-20 beer and wine license to go along with every other aspect that we consider full grocery. i did sign off on the conditions. i'm happy to sign off on that. they're reasonable and something we would want to pursue anyway. >> chair: vice chair stephanie, if you would like to make any remarks. >> i would like to. thank you for the opportunity. first, i would like to thank officer mackey for his work and thank luke for all the work he's
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put into finally bringing a neighborhood health professional serving grocery store at this location. we've been trying to get luke's into cal hollow for over two years now. when i first met luke, i was so impressed, and i can't tell you how lucky we are to welcome him to our neighborhood. it is an incredible grocery store founded on equity and community service. luke's local sources source their inventory from local providers, including san francisco-based artisan s artis also source their produce from the same farms that we regularly see at our farmers' markets. it's great to be eight months into the pandemic and celebrate
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the opening of a new small business. we need businesses like luke's local to lead the recovery and they will provide a full-service grocery to an area that one have one, draw foot traffic to the union street corridor, and provide many jobs. they have nearly 20 jobs on their website for their new cal hollow location alone. i would say luke's will serve the community. this is an exciting day, one step closer to serving this community. i can't wait until the doors are open. this is going to be great. >> thank you so much for saying that on my behalf too and on all that you've done. >> thanks, luke.
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let's open this up for public comment. >> clerk: for those who have already connected to our meetings by phone, press star followed by 3 to be added to the queue. for those already on hold in the queue, please continue to wait until you begin. you will hear a prompt. for those watching our meeting on cable channel 26 or through the website. if you want to call in, follow the instructions on your screen, by dialling 415-655-0001, when pre-empted entering the meeting i.d. of 146 044 5940 and then by pushing the pound symbol twice, you will connect to the queue. mr. coo, could you connect us to our first caller if there is one
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there. >> mr. chair, there are no callers in the queue. >> chair: public comment is now closed. i think we can direct our committee clerk to prepare a resolution that [indiscernibl [indiscernible] -- recommendations. >> yes. so moved, since you just said it all. [ roll call ]. >> chair: the motion is passed. congratulations. >> clerk: hearing to consider that the transfer of a type-48 on-sale general public premises liquor license to sool partners, llc, doing business as sool bar as
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part of hotel 32one, located at 321-323 grant avenue (district 3), will serve the public convenience or necessity of the city and county of san francisco. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this hearing should call the public comment number. that number is still 415-655-0001, enter the meeting i.d. for today's meeting of 146 044 5940. press the pound symbol twice to connect to the meeting and then press star to enter the queue to speak. a system prompt will indicate that you have raised your hand. wait until you are prompted that you are unmuted. that will be your opportunity to speak. >> last but not least we have sool at 32. they have applied for a license to sell-off sales. they are located in plot 158, which is considered a high-crime
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area. they are in census track 117 which is a high saturation area. a.l.u. approves with the following conditions. no noise audible near any residence. petitions shall monitor the area under their control to prevent the loitering of persons on any properties adjacent to their property. and the sale of alcohol and beverages for consumption off the premises is prohibited and the above list of conditions have been signed by the applicant. >> chair: do we have the applicant here? >> this is the representative of hotel 321. we have the applicant here on the line to give a brief introduction to hotel 321 and the proposed sool bar. her name is sandy chung, and i'll let her go ahead and speak
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to you. >> good morning, supervisors. i'll be very quick. if approved, this will allow the hotel 32one, the attached business, to provide food and beverage business. it will provide staff pride and enhance tourism for the city. we hope you will approve this process. >> chair: thanks. let's go to public comment. >> clerk: operations is checking to see if we have any callers in the queue. please press star followed by 3 if you wish to be added to the queue. you will hear a prompt that will inform you that your line is unmuted. if you are watching on cable tv, call in following the instructions on your screen,
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calling 415-655-0001, then by entering the meeting i.d for today's meeting of 146 044 5940. you will be connected. press the pound symbol twice and then press star followed by 3 to enter the queue to speak. mr. coo, could you let us know if we have any callers for agenda item 4. >> mr. chair, there are no callers in the queue. >> chair: public comment is now closed. i understand that supervisor peskin is supportive of this license transfer. >> i have no objections, mr. chairman. >> chair: no objections. given that, i think that we can direct our clerk to prepare a resolution finding that this transfer will serve public convenience and necessity. i will move that we offer that.
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[ roll call ] >> clerk: mr. chair, there are three ayes. >> chair: mr. clerk, will you call the next item. >> thank you, supervisors. >> chair: congratulations. you're muted, mr. clerk. >> clerk: ordinance amending the police code to regulate third-party food delivery services ("delivery services") by 1) capping fees charged to restaurants at 15% of an order total
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plus a 3% point-of-sale processing charge; 2) prohibiting delivery services from restricting restaurant pricing; 3) prohibiting delivery services from charging restaurants for telephone calls to the delivery service not resulting in any food or beverage order; 4) prohibiting delivery services from providing services to any restaurant without the restaurant's express written agreement to receive such services; 5) requiring third-party food delivery services to terminate a service contract within 72 hours of receiving a notice requesting termination from a restaurant; 6) requiring retention of and city access to records substantiating compliance with these restrictions; 7) authorizing the imposition of penalties for violations; and 8) authorizing the office of economic and workforce development to implement and enforce this ordinance. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this ordinance should call the public comment number now. that number is 415-655-0001, enter the meeting i.d. of 146
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044 5940, press the pound symbol twice to connect to the meeting, and then press the star key followed by the number 3 to enter the queue to speak. a system prompt will indicate that you have raised your hand. please wait until it's indicated you have been unmuted. that will be your cue to begin your comments. >> thank you, chair, for hearing this legislation yet again. thank you for signing on as co-sponsors. i want to thank mayor breed for the executive orders she has issued during the pandemic. i think it's time for the board to take over from here and move beyond the emergency order part of this piece of public legislation and come in with the
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board's responsibility to create what i would call a semi-permanent piece of legislation. over the past two weeks since this was heard in committee, and i want to thank my staff lee hepner, my office and i personally have been engaged with all of the parties to discuss the best path forward, from lori thomas at the golden gate restaurant association to many of the different third party providers and their representatives. our key imperative remains unchanged as set forth in the mayor's executive order and this legislation which is at a time when these food delivery platfo platforms have really done quite well during the pandemic. san francisco's restaurants are struggling to survive and have
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the flexibility to do so. that means capping food delivery fees for restaurants at 15%. it means allowing restaurants to set their own menu prices on food delivery platforms, which is really a common sense practice, which many contracts in this industry have restricted. it also means giving restaurants the right or flexibility to promptly remove themselves from these platforms with a modicum of notice, in this case 72 hours. i mean, these are basic und underlying principles that i believe all of the parties have now agreed to. and it means prohibiting food delivery apps from performing deliveries from restaurants which never signed up for the service at all, which i call
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slamming, which was recently the practice of new state law. as i said earlier, i really want to thank all of the stakeholders, particularly the golden gate restaurant association and dozens of independent restauranteurs who have reached out to my office in support of this and explained all of the intricacies of this business model across different apps to me. i also really want to thank the almost 700 individuals who have signed on to petition in support of this legislation. i do have a few non-substantive amendments to make today which reflect our latest conversations with the industry and advocates. essentially, we've come to a place, i don't want to say of agreement, but at least a place where we will stick with the
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mayor's emergency order 15% cap, take out the additional 20% point of sale fee, and instead of sunsetting in two years the changes that i'm proposing today would sunset 60 days following a chief health officer's order which allows for 100% indoor dining in san francisco. as we all know, we are thankfully well on our way there. these amendments are reflected in the deleted subsection (c) on page 3 of the legislation and section 5312 on page 10 of the legislation. based on the revised timeline, i'm also removing the language that describes the process for administrative revisions to this policy, because i don't think that will occur before the
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revised sunset date. obviously we can always come back in the future and revisit that. that deletion is reflected in section 5308 in section 8. i'm happy to walk you through those changes. you are in receipt of them in yellow highlight. thank you to my staff lee hepner who has seen this through to this point. with that, mr. chair, i turn it back to you. >> chair: thank you. if my colleagues do not have any questions or comments, we will open this up to public comment. >> clerk: thank you, mr. chair. operations is checking to see if we have any callers in the queue. mr. coo, please let us know if we have any callers. if you are already on the line, please press star 3 to be added to the queue. you will hear a prompt informing you that your line is unmuted.
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for those watching this on cable tv or online, if you wish to speak on this item, call in now by following the instructions displayed on your screen, which is by dialling 415-655-0001. then when prompted, enter the meeting i.d. of 146 044 5940. afterward you'll press the pound symbol twice, then press star followed by 3 to enter the queue to speak. mr. coo, do we have any callers? >> clerk: yes, i have two callers in the queue. >> chair: great. and i will remind folks that they have two minutes. we ask that you say your first and your last name clearly and speak directly into the phone. if you prepared a written statement, you are invited to send that to our clerk for inclusion in the file. we ask callers to avoid repetition of statements.
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let's hear from the first caller. >> good morning, i'm the director of public policy and partnership at the golden gate restaurant association. i'm calling on behalf of the community we represent. thank you for hearing this item and listen to the restaurant community association that supports san francisco's small businesses. we want to thank supervisor peskin for helping all stakeholders on this ordinance and helps the industry survive until we get back to 100% indoor dining. we want to get back to helping all restaurants thrive and survive in san francisco. thank you. >> chair: thank you. next caller. >> my name is michael nolte.
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i'm the coordinate of the north market business association. this association is in full support of this legislation. there are many small mom-and-pop restaurants in the north market area. a lot of them are being a hard time thriving because of covid. we need as many legislations that can help keep the neighborhood businesses open. so we hear about this all the time from our members, that we need to have more supportive resolutions that could keep our businesses open. also, i personally have had experience with the different amounts on pricing between a website and with -- actually at
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the restaurant. so it becomes confusing for the customers. i think the thing is the customers need to be able to understand which amount do you p pay. there is confusion when a customer comes in and tries to look at the menu and there's one price and online there's another price. so i think this might clarify this on the customers' side. all right. thank you. >> chair: thank you. next caller. >> clerk: mr. chair, that completes the queue. >> chair: public comment on this item is now closed. if supervisor peskin doesn't have any closing comments, i will move to adopt the amendments that have been
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outlined for us today. >> clerk: on the motion offered by the chair to accept the amendments offered by supervisor peskin. [ roll call ] >> clerk: on the motion that this be offered with positive recommendations. [ roll call ] >> clerk: mr. chair, there are three ayes. >> chair: that passes and thank you for your work on this legislation. mr. clerk, please call the next
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item. >> clerk: item 6. hearing on the public health response to covid-19 in the latinx community; resource allocation; testing, tracking, and treatment; performance standards; current and future strategies; and requesting the department of public health to report. members of the public comment who wish to provide public comment on this number should call the number, which is 415-655-0001. enter the meeting i.d. which is 146 044 5940. press the pound symbol twice and then press star 3 to enter the queue to speak. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted. that will be your opportunity to begin your comments. >> chair: supervisor ronen, this is your hearing. >> thank you so much, chair, for holding this hearing or scheduling it. i want to thank d.p.h. for being
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here. i wanted to set the tone or the reason for the hearing. in late april about a month after the shelter-in-place order was issued by mayor breed, there was a study begun to study covid infection rates in the mission. we had little information about where the virus was concentrated and which communities were hit. unfortunately this population had contracted the virus disproportionately to their numbers in the city. the city's response should have been swift to contain the virus and to mitigating the physical and emotional toll that covid has inflicted on this community. today, nearly seven months after the study, the situation has not improved in significant ways in the latinx community.
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while the latinx community makes up 15% of the population of san francisco, it has consistently made up over 50% of the people testing positive for covid in this city. the latinx community deserves to know that d.p.h. has been doing to respond with solutions to this disproportionate amount of positivity within the latinx community and have many questions about how they've been -- the department has been focused on this community and what they plan to do to address the stubborn inequities. with that, i believe we have a fellow from d.p.h. who is going to start us off and perhaps do a presentation, if i'm correct. >> yes, that's correct.
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>> thank you so much. please begin. >> thank you. i'll wait for the slides to be shared. good morning, chair, vice chair, and member walton. thank you, supervisor hillary, for calling the meeting. my name is lisa la ford. i grew up in san francisco and i served san francisco communities for over 20 years as an employee of the health department. prior to covid-19, i worked in population [indiscernible] coordinating special projects for the department. since the start of the pandemic, i have served as a disaster worker in various roles. as of april, 100% of my time has been dedicated to the covid command center and to lead the
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d.p.h. covid response focused on the latinx community in san francisco. it is my honor and a privilege to serve my community during this difficult time. i am sharing this presentation this morning with the deputy director of the department of heal health. as you can see in the slide, we're sharing national data compared to our local data here in san francisco. overall, we've done a good job with keeping infection rates down in san francisco. as you can see, there is a current trend of a significant decrease in new cases. san francisco has been successful in responding to the
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covid-19 pandemic. we've had one of the lowest death rates in the united states and we have the highest testing rate in the bay area compared to other major cities. early on, the focus in the deputy of public health was really to respond to cases that we were finding in congregate living settings. there was a higher rate of transmission in that setting that significantly impacted the latinx communities. with increased availability of testing and greater reopening, we learned that covid-19 has disproportionately continued to impact the latinx community in san francisco and across the united states. as you shared with us the current data, 49.6% of covid-19 cases in san francisco are among the latinx community and very disheartening to see that 25% of the deaths in san francisco are in the latinx community. currently, we are partnering
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with the latinx community to develop a covid-led covid-19 response strategy. the department of public health has been meeting on a regular basis with our community partners and we hope to complete this by september 2020. in this slide, we just wanted to kind of highlight that in san francisco we've seen the disparities impacting the latinx community. as you can see and you've shared before, although we're 15% of the population, 49 or almost 50% of the cases are in our community. this is in comparison to the bay area, for example. there are also 15% of the population and 60% of the cases.
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this is not unique to san francisco or state-wide. as we also know state-wide, 61.6% of those cases are in the latinx community. so they're something that's going on in the whole state. we know that there are disparities and we suspect that we are seeing these disparities because people are living together in congregate settings and latinx folks are essential workers and so many folks have not been able to work from home. we know where you live and work can contribute to high transmission rates. this slide highlights what we've identified as drivers of the epidemic, what we're calling the three c's, crowded places, close contact settings, and confined
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and closed spaces. this slide gives some examples of our efforts focused on serving the latinx community. i wanted to highlight that 36% of covid-19 spending is directed to serve latinx individuals. this is a d.p.h. effort. we're ensuring that our covid-19 response addresses linguistic and cultural needs of the community. we are serving spanish of speaking communities and undocumented individuals. we are focusing on testing for low-income individuals and famili families in connection with our
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community partners, to make sure this is accessible and linguistically and culturally appropriate. we are also in partnership with the latino task force and the equity and parity coalition to make sure we're responding to the needs and what they're seeing on the ground. we've also provided staffing and testing for both days of carnival. this is an important event that was held in community, to provide access to information on health services. we know that currently [indiscernible] mental health needs, people shared with us that they're experiencing anxiety for many reasons and maybe also for the first time feeling depression. we felt it was really important to support this event and raise awareness around services that are offered by the department of public health [indiscernible]
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making sure they were aware on how to access these services. in terms of our covid response, we have prioritized increasing our efforts to provide spanish-speaking contact tracing so that we can respond to those high rates that you mentioned of positivity in the community. >> quick question. after your presentation, i'll have a lot of questions about testing. but specifically when you say 36% of covid-19 spending went directly to serve latinx individuals. can you be more specific? >> yes, 36% -- my understanding is that 36% of the current fiscal year 2020-21 budget. i will defer to dr. laguina baba if she can expand on that.
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>> sure. and i think greg ragnar is on the phone and can talk to that as well. when you look at the budget and how much of it is allocated to respond to the latino community, when you went line by line item, it amounted to about 36%. greg, did you want to weigh in? >> greg wagner, chief operating officer of d.p.h. we did an estimate as the doctor said, as we were kind of looking at this issue as we went through the major categories of the d.p.h. budget -- sorry. >> greg, i'm so sorry. i'm home schooling. >> i hear you. i've got some of that going on too. >> i'm like, please, can someone else deal with this. i missed what you said. could you repeat what you just
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said. i apologize. >> no worries. i got that in my house too. we went through the d.p.h. budget where we went through categories of spending, major categories of your $204.6 million allocation to d.p.h., so p.p.e., testing, i.n.q. hotels, case investigation, and contact tracing. we tried to estimate what the various populations are that are using those services or benefitting from those services. and we tried to come up with an estimate of how much of that effort is directed at serving individuals in the latinx population. an example of that would be we take the contact tracing budget and look at what proportion of the population that's receiving contact tracing services [indiscernible] and then we use that to estimate a portion of
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the budget that is allocated. then obviously this will change. this is kind of what we did as we went into the year. this will change as we modify our strategies. i think that's part of the conversation that you'll be getting into. for example, as we shift our testing strategy, the estimated -- and we try to increase the level of testing in the latinx population, that will change that allocation, but this was our starting point estimate based on the data. >> okay. because when the mayor sent out a press release saying that $28 million was being directed to the latinx community to community to address covid, i had requested -- it was strange to me because it was after the budget process. we hadn't done that during the budget process. so i was curious where that
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money was going and where it was coming from. i had requested several times a line-by-line accounting for where is that money coming from and where is it going and still have yet to receive it. i've asked a number of times. hearing from the community, the latino task force and many of the non-profits that are directly serving the latino community, they are overwhelmed, have not received additional funds for housing stipends, testing, food, et cetera, et cetera. so it just -- there's these claims out there, but they don't seem to be matching the reality of what's happening on the ground. >> yeah, sure, supervisor. and i think there's a lot of
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pieces in this. so there is this number which is an estimate of all of our services, and that includes staff that is working on it, it includes purchasing of p.p.e. but there's another i think more targeted conversation, which is resources directly to our community partners on the ground. that is a lot of work that we're doing through the process that was described by my colleague. that is related to the $28.5 million or $28.6 million, i forget the exact amount. where we are trying to take pieces from within this larger city-wide covid budget and also piecing together funds from elsewhere on top of that and get those directly into the hands of these organizations that are
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doing the work on the ground. so that is kind of a subset of this larger covid budget, but one of the areas that we've been really kind of actively working on and focusing on for the last several months. >> i'm happy to go on and ask more questions, but at least how it feels -- i represent a district with the highest number of latino residents. and i work with the non-profits on the ground serving the latino community. it's felt like it's really the community taking care of its own and constantly begging for help and resources. in the beginning there was very little testing happening in the latino community outside of what
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ucsf put together. finally there's 250 tests happening a week in the heart of the mission district at the latino hub. but i just -- there's these big proclamations made serving individuals. like, $28 million is going to the latino community. but when i ask for the details it's very vague and it sure doesn't feel like that amount of attention is being given to this community on the ground at all. that's what i'm hearing from community members who are volunteers spending all of their time at the hub. they created the hub. they're staffing the hub. they advocated for the hub. their work is, simply stated,
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extraordinary. but it hasn't felt like d.p.h. has supported their heroic efforts nearly enough. i will stop there because i know you want to get through the rest of your presentation. but when there's these big claims, i've asked for details and have yet to receive them i will put that request officially on record again that $28 million that was allocated to the latino community by the mayor, if i can get an accounting of where that money came from and where that is going, i'm asking for the third or fourth time. it's been months since that press release went out. if i could get that information. and perhaps that's not your responsibility. i spoke to people directly in
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the mayor's office asking for that. my legislative aide followed up. we have yet to see that. that would be helpful. if someone can communicate that up the line, that would be great. i'll be reaching out to the mayor's office again. it's been months and we have yet to see the details. when i hear 36% of d.p.h. spending is on the latinx community, it certainly does not feel that way in the community. again, i would like to see -- if it's an estimate, i would like to see all the factors that are considered in that 36% that you're estimating to feel -- to see why it doesn't compute in the neighborhoods, that that percentage of funding is being spent on this community. thank you. you can move on. >> okay.
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great. hopefully this slide will answer some of the questions. it's a broad, general slide -- >> here we go, yeah. >> in this slide we are highlighting our current investments and our strategy in ponce to the latinx community needs. in late september the city announced over $28 million in expanded testing to support san francisco's latinx community and the funding is going to provide support for testing, tracing, behavioral health, housing subsidies, food access and support. as well as support -- >> the latino hub has not received the money and they are doing the vast majority of the work in the latino community. so when are they going to get
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the money they were promised? >> i will defer to malina or greg on that one. >> supervisor, on the -- so there's the category on the top $3 million, that is split between mission, excelsior, and bay view. the vehicle of funding that is an existing office of economic and workforce development, r.s.p., contract. the source of funding coming for that is partially from the board of supervisors. and that's about $1.15 million. so we're grateful for that. the balance being d.p.h. funds. the oewd contract folks are in the process of awarding that
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contract. they're going through the city requirements, city administrative requirements to get that funding out the door, but it is a stream lined process. since that's not within d.p.h., i don't know exactly what the timeline on it is, but i understand that it is very close to the contract in order to get those dollars out the door. >> all i know is that they are running a full-time, massive operation at the hub and i -- they needed this money yesterday. we've done our normal processes understanding that this is a pandemic and a crisis. i can't speak for the excelsior and the bay view.
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supervisor walton, maybe he can speak for the bay view, but there's no other operation in town doing what the hub is doing in the mission. so i don't know what there is to decide there. >> supervisor, we certainly feel the urgency and it can't be fast enough, on all of these between the department of public health and o.e.w., we've been focusing on trying to get this money out the door in the fastest way possible and it's a little bit of a different strategy on each one. we are accessing emergency provisions. we are accessing the areas where we have existing contracts so that we don't have to start that lengthy process and it's not fast enough for any of us, including me, including the community. but we are pushing very, very
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hard to try to get this money out the door as fast as we can. i understand that that's not fast enough. >> okay. and i didn't realize that that money was being put out through oewd, so i will be following up with director torez. they just can't wait any longer. they're operating on pure passion at this point and love for their community and they have been for months on end, but they need resources. they just need the resources. so anything you can do can to -- can do to speed up that process, we can't wait any longer. >> understood.
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>> chair: supervisor walton is in the queue. >> thank you so much, chair. i want to thank the supervisor for all of her statements. if it wasn't for the latino task force and the work they started doing 100% on their own, there would not have been any testing prioritized for our latino community, which spread to the black community. in fact, ucsf had to step up and take care of the public. it's disheartening to see d.p.h. drag their feet when they're responsible for the public health of everyone here in this city. to supervisor ronan's point, now we are working hard and there's going to be hubs in bay view. i'm not sure what the work of excelsior is, but the motto of the latino task force and what's happening at the hub and in the mission is what we're duplicating in bay view right
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now. we brought so many issues of concern to the department of public health. we know the highest rates of the folks contracting the virus are in the latino community and in district 10. we have an entire monolingual group that have not been connected to the services that they need. not only that, d.p.h. has been dragging their feet and not unleashing the resources. we have only asked for a measly $240,000 to fund a year's worth of testing. this billion-dollar department says they don't have $240,000 for testing in our communities. so this is just -- this is ridiculous. i don't understand -- mr. wagner, i don't get the
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answers to the questions that are being asked. if there is money dedicated, it should have been out in the community right away. this is an emergency. we've had emergency orders. some of the bureaucratic games being played with the resources to the communities that are doing the work without the support from the various city resources that are supposed to take care of the work is a problem. we have emergency orders and we need to get resources to communities like yesterday and that hasn't happened. but yet the sheer will of the people and the work of the community is why -- there are things getting done to address the pandemic. but it's not coming from the department that is supposed to be taking care of our community and the health of our community. it makes no sense to me.
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>> okay. i wasn't sure if someone was going to comment on that. the next slide -- the remainder of the presentation will be -- >> i'm sorry, can i just ask one more question about this slide. is the $7.3 million, if i'm facing the screen on the left of the slide, the sum of the three $1.5, $1.25, and $1.15 million on the right side of the screen? >> yes, supervisor, that's correct. >> but not all of the money on the right side of the screen is going to serve directly the latino community. correct? i mean, the central service hub, for example, in all three neighborhoods, while they -- in the mission they're primarily serving the latino community,
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but not exclusively, i would imagine that the population in the bay view and the excelsior, while there is a large portion of the latinos in those neighborhoods, that they're still not exclusively serving those communities. i'm just wondering if that's a fair estimate. >> others who are -- these are the funds who are allocated -- these are those who are clutched to these facilities. we will defer to you on that. >> these funds are to go to the latino community directly. for the hubs we would need [indiscernible] and how their process is created. but it is meant to go to, i
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believe the latino community. we created that in excelsior and in bay view because there is an overrepresentation in all of these communities of latinos testing positive and wanting to make sure there is a way to meet the needs of those individuals as positive. the community care and contact tracing and community retaliate are all meant to go to community organizations. >> first of all , i want to mak clear i'm not trying to pit communities against each other because every community deserves the utmost of resources to fight this horrible pandemic. in a way this hearing is conducted to focus in on one of the communities that is hardest
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hit by this epidemic, but that's why i want to make sure these are fair representations. i'm thrilled that the bay view and excelsior are getting an essential service hub. they should absolutely be getting that. but then to say that $2 million is focused on the latino community, i don't think that's fair. i think there are many communities in those neighborhoo neighborhoods, just like in the missions, it is mainly the latinos benefitting, but not exclusively. to say that d.p.h. is investing this money in the latinx community, i think that's not accura accurate.
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>> maybe we need to think about the language that we're using. this set of d.p.h. programs on the right, the four categories, came directly from the conversations with the help group. these are the community asks that we're funding. so that was the process for it. so we are really trying to align the dollars with exactly what the requests for the community with. but i understand your point that there is a larger system. >> okay. thank you. >> so malina will now do the remainder of the presentation. >> you know what, sorry, for my benefit. i am not as steeped in this as supervisor ronan, who has been trying to unlock this money.
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how long has that $3 million been trying to work its way out of the city to the hub? >> that's a fair question. i'm trying to kind of think back into memory, but i would guess that it is -- i don't want to hold myself to it. i would have to look back how we were talking about this. six weeks since we were working on this process. >> is it $3 million for essential services that the decision was made six weeks ago? >> i believe so. i know these conversations have been going on longer than that, trying to pin down when we started the process of actually allocating these funds through the contract. but i know there have been conversations about this since
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before that time. >> i mean, if someone could run and grab whoever is overseeing this process and maybe before the end of this hearing and get us an indication of where it is. it seems like our volunteers are trying to pull it together and hold it down and wait for the cavalry to arrive. >> we can get this off line about the finalization of that contract and get it to you.
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>> let's move on to the next slide. >> can we go back to that slide? if mayor breed invested $28.5 million in supporting the city's latinx community, why can't you itemize, like you did on the right side, where the $28.5 million is going. >> of that, 7.3 is from d.p.h. we would have a larger question of where the rest is coming from. >> so it's really not $7.3 million to supervisor ronan's point because all of this is not
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going to the latino community. >> supervisor, we can show the rest of the breakdown and what categories these are. this is all driven by the ask from the latino community. we'll get you the breakdown of the other pieces, but it's rental support, which is through h.s.a., i believe, its food programs, food support through h.s.a. there are children and families program through dcyf. i don't know that we have that in this presentation itemized, but we can certainly do that. we can certainly show you the rest of the pieces of that 28.5. >> supervisor walton, i've been asking for that information since the press release came out and have yet to receive it
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[indiscernible] -- >> [all talking at once] -- >> i appreciate that that's forthcoming because it's definitely something we should have had already. i would just love to know also what is in the plan to take care of these unhoused families that we've identified to h.s.h., to d.p.h. that are living in vehicles, that have no supportive services. i would love to see what amount of resources is going there and what the plan is for services there as well. i hope that's part of what we're going to see. >> were there any other questions or should we -- okay. we can move on. so i wanted to talk a little bit about our continuum of care and
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what that entails and set the framework. supervisor ronan, as you pointed out, the social determinants of health are laying bare why certain communities are suffering from covid compared to others. underlying this is just the general health and health inequities. how we looked at this is really through the lens of individuals living in the community with their family, how do we reach them through prevention and education so they can prevent or hopefully never get covid and keep their family safe. as has been pointed out, there are many determinants that are in those communities. essential workers and congregate living situations, those people are not always able to take those actions to socially distance and shelter in place. if somebody does develop
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symptoms or if they have an exposure or if they're being asked to perform an essential service and they require some screening, that turns out positive. the next thing we want to ensure is that they can get tested. hopefully they get tested and they're able to recover. some of that is they get enough symptoms that they have to go to the hospital. there's a couple of diversions here in terms of the continuum. testing, as you all have heard in the past, really a punch point for our resources. we have built up testing over time and have gotten to a better model which i'll talk about later. testing is only one part of the continuum. you can get tested, but if there's no resources there to do the results to do the case and contact tracing to make sure you have quarantine and wrap-around
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services, that by itself is not going to make a difference. additionally with the hospitalization, the same thing, if someone is in for a couple of days and then gets discharged, do they have a place to go to. do they have the wrap-around supports needed. and then eventually we want to get the entire population to recovery that gets tested and tests positive. to both of these ends, we want to ensure that people have medical and healthcare access. that includes baseline medical care. we are in flu season. we want to make sure people have flu vaccines so they are not exposed to flu and confusing that with covid. all of that is really important. all of this requires our community and the community and community members to make this a
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successful model. i wanted to say from the beginning that we wouldn't be here today without all the work the community has done. we are meeting regularly with the latino task force and a number of other associations. what can we take from the people on the ground to support that work and also to make it city-wide. for the prevention and education, we've been working with a number of the community members. the slide that is on my right talks about -- or has been done with the latino task force as well as their joint information center and is talking about
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families united against covid. these announcements have gone out in public transportation. there's been digital and traditional platforms to go out. we also did a labor day campaign because we know during three-day holidays there is a worry that people wanted to gather. how can you do that safely and still ensure that you're meeting your family and community members, but doing it in a safe way so the disease doesn't spread. we are working with our provider who we have existing contracts with. they were gracious enough to change what they were doing to really meet the need and we allowed that in the contract. they have been going out to businesses in the mission to really provide that educational foundation, to pass out masks
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and do all that prevention work. i want to move to testing. we are moving to a respond and adapt strategy. we have been able to do that as we have more resources. to go through this slide quickly, part of the model is that we have capacity in neighborhoods that have been hard hit by covid. it has been alluded to. mission health was one of the first places sending out a request for testing at that site. it has been very successful because the task force has done such a wonderful job engaging with the community and getting people tested. you can see at this point in time 78% of people who test
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there are latinx. it's been a huge success. additionally, a excelsior strong, there has been a significant amount of testing in the latinx community and it represents 63%. we've had pop-ups in bay view, the tenderloin, in sunnydale and ocean view and ingleside. you can see [indiscernible] are doing a lot less testing. in embarcadero, even though it has a high volume, on 17% are latinx. based on that information, we have decided to move this south of market so that we can
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definitely reach the southeast quarter in a much more robust way. that is part of the testing strategy. we know the data that our latinx community is impacted. through our sites, we are trying to get low-barrier testing to these populations. hopefully we can be faster with this process as we move forward. any questions? >> thank you, doctor. will the testing all week be available to anyone? will that be similar to the
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embarcadero site? >> so it will be five days a week because of the food market that happens. >> right, of course. >> it will be monday through friday. i think they're still offering that. >> fridays will be in the morning and end in the day so they can prepare for the farmers' market on saturday. we plan to have a drop-in as well as a drive-through at the location. we're trying to coordinate with the provider of the service to be able to have some preregistration appointments as
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well as drop-ins. we're trying to catch essential workers and other community members. >> that's a great development and i'm excited about it. i'm hoping that that will reach the communities that are most impacted by the pandemic. i understand that this is all very complicated and the onus and the work on d.p.h. right now
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is massive. i really truly understand that. but i am frustrated that the vast majority of the testing has been in -- testing people that are not testing positive for covid at high rates, whereas very little testing has gone on where people are testing positive at low rates. it's taken long to shift the testing rates or to do something differently. i want to talk about that a little bit because i want to make sure that it changes and changes fast.
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i remember talking to the mission neighborhood health center who was having a 28% positivity rate in the mission for a very long period of time. it just blew me away. 28%. because they were testing only latino folks. i'm just wondering in the embarcadero what over time has been the positivity rate. my guess is it will be around 1% to 3%. right. i mean, why didn't that lead to a massive change in the use of resources to test the population that was testing 27% high er hin the areas that you are testing? why did this take so long? just talk to us a little bit
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about that, because it seems to me to be a failure. >> [indiscernible] -- >> i appreciate both of those points. we agree, the ability to remove testing has been difficult. we've tried to meet the communi communities where needed. this is acknowledgement that we do need a fixed site. we're starting with moving the market.
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potentially there is -- part of this is the resource needs and we've been contracting this out through a contract that was mentioned. this new resource and the new contract, there is resources for more pop-up testing as well as another site that we could plan to hopefully have in the southeast sector. we can have more ability to, for example, potentially go to transportation hubs and do some pop-up testing at those sites. so as we get more resources, we plan to utilize them to really focus on where we're seeing the positives. as i said right now, and it has been for the last many months in the southeast sector to concentrate our efforts with
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this partner to do that work. if i go to the next slide, i can show what the city clinics have been doing which is tremendous in terms of the amount of people they're seeing and the amount of positivity rates there. >> just quickly before you do that, doctor. just to make sure that that alamini site is successful and sort of reverses the trend of doing the vast majority of our testing in communityies that ar not hardest hit and doing so little testing, if we're trying to do that, and right or wrong, what community members are we working with in alamini to make
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sure we're getting the right communities there and run it in a way that folks feel comfortable to get tested. >> part of this selection process has involved community membe membe members. within the covid command we have an equity and neighborhood branch that has worked closely with the community. as we get more details of the site, it will be engaging with our community partners to ensure that we get the right people to get tested. part of that is looking at ours, but also looking at the
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materials going out and that people know the site is available and accessible. >> supervisor walton, you were in the queue. did you get your question asked or a comment made? >> i was just going to ask about the testing site for alamini and why it takes so long. >> part of it is the operations. we have to close down selma. they book two weeks out for testing. and closing that down and all the logistics of setting up in alamini. so that takes a couple of weeks. as noted, getting the community inp
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input. so that's why it takes a little bit longer than we like. >> kelly can also share a little bit information on the testing and focus on different populations. did you want to share some more information, kelly? >> yeah. 30% of the testing has been in eight neighborhoods that have the highest positivity and of those neighborhoods, they have 30% of the populations. so we are trying to fine-tune how we do our pop-ups. the other thing on the mobile sites is because of the landscape of how san francisco is, in certain neighborhoods it is challenging to find a
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right-sized site that can be responsive to a community that is also something that the community is open to having stand up in their neighborhood. so those are some of the challenges about trying to make sure we get a right site. >> i do just want to say that ucsf was able to set up testing in a week's time in our direct. i do want to be clear that i don't know how that can continue to be an excuse. we had testing set up in less than a week working with other entities. >> and we're going to be consulting with ucsf to understand how they're setting up very quickly. for us, we're there for -- we try to be in a location for at least three weeks, usually longer. that means we need to be able to stand up and take down a site
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every day and network out into the neighborhood. we're trying to be better and more collaborative. and working closely with the equity team to make sure that the communities are included in the discussions, but also that there is a lot of outreach to make sure that the sites are successful. >> okay. maybe we can go on to the testing in -- >> so we talked a little bit already that in july the latino task force requested testing at the hub and has been very successful through their work. in august we launched the community pop-ups and [indiscernible].
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these are our d.p.h. fall centers. right now we have alternate sites at five places. overall, we have tested over 21,900 within the d.p.h. health centers, including 45% who have been latinx. over 13% have tested positive in the latinx community. supervisor, as you noted, it's been 25%, a much higher rate. so we are seeing a much higher rate at our alternate testing site in terms of what what's coming out positive. that is potentially due to people who are accessing it.
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there might be more people coming to the site to get tested. we are ensuring that our sites are well utilized pm i'm. i'm going to turn to the contact tracing. some of the findings that we've had from the population when we've done these case investigations is that the majority prefer to speak span h spanish. the latino population tends to be younger than the general population and they tend to live in crowded environments. our goal is because of the high case rates in the community, we are working towards having a
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much more robust capacity for case investigation and contact tracing. right now 50% of our case investigators speak spanish and the contact tracing workers it's 36%. we want people in the community to take on this work because they know the community. the i.c.t. group is working with contact tracing groups. there's been several partnerships. part of it is building out more of those partnerships so more can go to the community.
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being able to contact appropriately, this is a snapshot of our hotels and 45% of people who choose to go into a hotel for isolation of quarantine are latino. a lot of people want to stay home and determine how they can stay home safely. there is a whole wrap-around service for that to happen. it's not just delivery, but checking up and making sure the rest of the household has the appropriate cleaning supplies, that if they need medical care, that will be on site. there's a lot of different parts that go into this. we have this in covid commands, but the latino task force has
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shown that part of the funding needed will go to these teams that are able to really contact people once they're identified with the wrap-around services. this slides shows the essential program for people to isolate and quarantine at home. we should say that people should isolate and quarantine and provide the services. if they need the financial support to go get a job, they wi will. this program with the next round
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of funding will have a much more streamlined process. within 24 hours, once we get the results, we ask if they need financial help to isolate, that this help would happen faster than in the past. >> doctor, having worked with the latino task force to create this program, which is widely hailed as one of the most successful interventions to get people who are positive with covid to have the possibility of quarantining and not spreading the virus in the workplace more, we had to help the programs for
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about a month because we ran out of months. we were able to get a second philanthropic donation to keep it going. i'm hustling right now, as director torez, to get that next $2 million philanthropic donation to help. but if we don't, when is it time for the city to get the next wider spread to help with this effort against covid and are there discussions in d.p.h. on that? >> it's an issue of where to
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allocate. we are moving through the community, so that would be a difficult determination. we're happy to talk through it further to think what are the different mechanisms that we can try to figure out for recovery. it does seem like philanthropy is the right way because it doesn't have all the strings attached to it that potentially a program like this would if it went through a city department. also, as you're saying, the funding is going to be important to figure out how to do the funding. i don't have a good answer for you right now, but we can talk more about it. >> this is partially why i wanted -- you know, the mayor's office did not involve my office, despite the fact that i
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work very, very closely with the latino community and represent the neighborhood with the stroke center of the latino community to create the proposal with the $28 million, which i still don't know where the money is coming from or where it's going. but the fact that this program isn't included as part of that is again frustrating to me because it is so important and so crucial to protecting this community, who are disproportionately suffering the brunt of this illness because they are essential workers. they are essential workers in many minimum wage jobs, where legally or illegally, there is no opportunity to miss work without getting evicted and putting food on the table. so when faced with those choices
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and a family who is depending on you, the only way people can stay home and isolate is if they have that income coming in. the fact that we've stopped this program for a month because there were no funds. both director torez and i have been chasing this. this program is a real and effective guard against the spreading of this disease in the community, which is the number one task we have right now.
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we need to allocate funds to make sure this program does not die off again until we have a vaccine because it's really that important. >> thank you for that, yeah. >> next slide. the critical community efforts that we went over in this slide and we are creating with the community a strategy around response and recovery that we will help to set the framework that we're all working together on the same goals and outcomes,
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which includes creating performance metrics which focuses on the care that is being provided and how we're doing as a community. there have been so many people who have been essential to the work we're doing. this slide is a snapshot. there's been so many others, but specifically we've worked very closely with the latino task force, with the mission neighborhood, with the san francisco aid foundation, and excelsior strong. i could go on and on. they have all been supporting their community and have made a real difference in the pandemic. we want to acknowledge all of their work as well.
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>> thanks so much. i do hope that what we can get out of this hearing is the following, we need to get the money promised to the community into their hands yesterday. whatever this -- of this you can do to make that happen is essential. we have volunteer workers who are waiting for their stipend and salary who have been working full time for a month, really putting their health on the line, being front-line workers who have not gotten paid. we have the program that has been for free instituted by the community in their spare time to
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make sure the people are staying home. i just really hope that after this hearing we can get those funds to the community, we can re-designate testing resources so they are hitting the communities most impacted by the virus. and last, but not least, we can really have a conversation with the city investing resources in the right to recover program. and, very sadly, i have to leave for another engagement. so i know there's folks waiting for public comment. i hope at least i can hear the first couple of public commenters. i ask supervisor walton is he could lead this when i leave
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because i know he works with his community like i do. if you're willing, supervisor walton. >> of course. >> thank you so much. if we could now open this up for public comment, that would be good. >> while we still have you, are you going to want to file this or continue? >> can we continue it in case we need to come back. thank you so much. appreciate it. >> clerk: we are checking if there are any callers in the queue. please press star followed by 3 if you wish to speak on this item. for those already on hold in the queue, please wait until you're prompted to begin. you'll hear a prompt that will inform you that your line has been unmuted.
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for those watching on cable tv or online, if you wish to speak on this item, please call in now by following the instructions which should be displayed on your screen, by dialling 415-655-0001, enter today's i.d. the i.d. is 146 044 5940. press the pound symbol twice and then star followed by 3 to speak. mr. coo, could you let us know if we have any callers. >> we have one caller in the queue. >> chair: i will explain that speakers have two minutes. we ask you to state your first and last name clearly and speak into the phone. if you prepared a written statement, you're encouraged to send that to our committee clerk for that to be included in the official file and we ask speakers to not repeat prior
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comment. let's hear our first speaker. >> my name is peter cory. i'm a data scientist and i live in the mission district. i created at the start of this pandemic a website called phoenix data project. i've been trying to provide good local information to mission local. i thought everything in this pandemic was going great by the start of june and was really disappointed with the huge spikes that i saw into july and august. that's when i started looking around at communities that were really affected and saw the latino task force. i had volunteered to help them out. i see these as force multifullies. s.f. d.p.h. doesn't need to be doing this on their own, but partnering with other
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organizations like the l.p.h. the metrics really are not that great. they should be using a model like ucsf has where there were effective dates of isolation. i spoke to one member at the hub one day and he said they didn't have enough resources to pursue that. now the cases are down. they should have enough resources and especially if you start partnering with community-based organizations, i think i really see that partnership as key in this pandemic, especially to keep cases down while there's so many cases raging across the u.s., to keep them from spreading here. partnership, partnership, partnership. thank you. bye. >> chair: thank you. next speaker.
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>> my name is john jacobo, and i am the health committee chair for the latino task force. one of the instrumental partners in this fight against covid-19. there's been a lot that's been stated. i've written a ton of notes. my first point is i'm a little disappointed that dr. grant colfax is not here to take questions. i understand that people are busy and things come up, but at the end of the day the latino community has been hit hard and this should be top priority. i want to put that out. i want to give major kudos and love to isela ford, who did a great job of presenting and oscar masias who is here at the
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testing facility. i want to be clear. the city and county of san francisco has failed the latino communities in the city. follow the data and test where it leads. partner with community every step of the way and you will be able to get the high turnout that we need. 170,000 tests done at embarcadero and in selma 6,000, where the data is much more disparaging. this is obviously not doing the right think. we need low barrier, walk up same day, weekend testing. that's not happening. i know people are happy we have moved to tier yellow for the reopening chart, but the pandemic has not gone away.
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>> hello? >> clerk: you have a few seconds left. >> last point. we need funding. we've known about these disparities since april. the latino task force has yet to receive a dollar of public health in terms of our resources. we need those resources now if you expect us to continue -->> clerk: thank you. >> chair: next speaker. >> my name is michael nolte, and i'm a former employee of the san francisco health department so i understand some of these conflicts that happened. it seems to me -- i'm not speaking on behalf of the health department, i'm speaking on behalf of the community. it seems to me that these are the kinds of problems that exist when there's a bunch of bureaucracy and the bureaucracy is not meeting the needs of the community. it's great that somebody comes
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up and says, well, we got funding, but where's the funding. who loses here is the latinx community maybe because they don't have as much political pull. i'm grateful that we have a supervisor that's -- actually, several supervisors who are at least at this meeting advocating for the needs of their constituents. if we didn't have district-wide supervisors, this would then again amass because when we had city-wide supervisors they would not let things really happen for every part of the city. i think it's also important that we respond and recover our community and this is just one of the many issues that need to be addressed.
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i don't want to speak on behalf of the latinx community, but my family did grow up in the missi mission. i do understand that each community has its own issues. i'll speak for the tenderloin. the tenderloin has problems with the barriers. you can't have barriers -- >> chair: thank you. next speaker. >> thank you, chair. i appreciate the work of these
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organizations. i am the director of excelsior works. we are part of the excelsior strong. i need to highlight, we are not city departments that are staffed with medical and public health care professionals. but what we are, what our organizations are, we are an army of volunteers who approach our service with a sense that we are our brothers' and our sisters' keepers. we have been doing this work without any extra funding to hire and build this team and to sustain this work. i believe there is a sense that organizations have shifted their work to covid-19 response, and in some cases it's true, but some have added this to core services. this is the time we need to come together to address this pandemic, which will continue to linger long after there is a
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vaccine. we need our city departments to have a long-term plan and not a plan that goes from budget cycle to budget cycle. the social determinants that have been exacerbated for the latinx community community and a vaccine is not going to fix that. we need our city departments to join us to think through plans, and to think through social determinants starting with covid-19 at this time. >> i would like to make some remarks, chair. obviously we have a long way to go to make sure the needs of the
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latinx community are met in this period of crisis. this community has been impacted the most in terms of the number of cases in terms of contracting covid-19. we need low-barrier testing, we need contact tracing, we need full provisions, we need resources for the individuals in case they have to currant. those resources and dollars should be in place and should have hit the community. the latino community and their resiliency and stepping up and providing and creating a hub for their community is one that we should, one, try to take note and duplicate across the city, but two, measure the volunteer effort and look at this community looking after its own without the support of the city, which is really is supposed to take place and look out for our
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folks in the community. d.p.h. has provided consistent daily testing in areas where it's difficult for people to get to, particularly for people from communities of color and areas where concentration of cases is nowhere near the other levels in the city. d.p.h. has to step up, one, get the resources for the community. two, make sure the provisions are being provided where the data says we are needed the most. that has to happen and that has to happen yesterday. the funding that has been set aside for the latinx community needs to get to services right away.
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we talk about commitment to the community and making sure that people understand that communities are a priority. it would seem to me that we would have that level of leadership be here to present or answer questions and let the community know this is a priority. so i do want to thank the d.p.h. staff that did attend today for presenting and answering questions. we will have more conversations about this. the dollars need to be released as of yesterday. this is not a time for the bureaucracy to move slow. we are in a pandemic. we have emergency orders and should be able to take care of our communities, particularly with the resources carved out and dedicated for this community. i do want to move that we continue this to the call of the chair. thank you, supervisor.
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[ roll call ]>> clerk: there are three ayes. >> clerk: hearing to review the city's protocols for covid-19 testing, including third party testing contracts and current request for proposal processes, as well as the city's proposals for ensuring the practical application and implementation of the department of public health's internal testing priorities for vulnerable communities; and requesting the department of public health and the office of the controller to present. people wanting to comment should call the number, 415-655-0001, enter the i.d. number 146 044 5940, press the pound key twice
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and then press star 3. please wait in the queue until you are unmuted. >> i just wanted to make a comment. let me start by saying while much of this board's focus has been around ensuring that the department of public health has, as just talked about, been prioritizing testing for the highest-need populations, i really want to thank supervisor ronan and walton with the last item and a focus on the latinx
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community. i think as many of you are aware, last month an r.f.p. was posted on the city contract partner site. given the overlap with our delay fiscal year 2020-2021 budget approval, i wanted to drill down and understand what we've been doing with contracting around testing up to this particular point. what we've learned and to contextualize that as to how the department of public health will impact the delivery of this profoundly important function of testing during the pandemic as well as accounting for protocols on how the city and d.p.h. is using its funds as we roll that
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out, how that's geographically distributed, what the numbers are. this is a high-level look into that, and particularly around how the city uses third party vendors, how they're vetted, how we're using the funds to support the wrap-around services, as we've heard, are essential to supporting equitable testing, contact tracing, and follow up. with that, i will turn it over to dr. baba. and i want to thank your colleagues for sending over a slide deck. i've made a bunch of comments on that and that has gotten expanded. with that, i'll turn it over to d.p.h.
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>> are you having technical difficulties? >> it's displaying. are we able to click through from one to another? >> maybe i can't see it. okay. we'll start with -- >> you've got a beautiful view of the grove street building. >> okay. well, i have them printed off in
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front of me, so i will go through them that way. thank you, supervisor peskin, for calling this. i wanted to talk a little bit about covid-19 but mostly focus on testing and the strategy around testing as well as how we prioritize what our sites and assets are that we've described a little bit in the last presentati presentation. i wanted to go to the next sl e slide. so this is our key health indicators and this is something that is on the s.f. data tracker -- >> we're on a slide that says presentation outline. is that where you want us? >> no, the next one. >> now we're on key health indicators. >> so this is information that's on our s.f. data tracker.
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we wanted to just review with you where we are in terms of the pandemic. most of our indicators are in green, so the biggest ones that we focus on is the healthcare system, does it have the capacity to take on covid patients? if there was a surge, what's the rate of hospitalization? do we have enough i.c.u. beds and acute care hospital beds. we've been in green for a while. part of the pandemic has been an evolution. i know we were working very closely with the hospital and healthcare partners to ensure we did have that capacity. we've been it at one of the
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lowest hospitalization rates. in terms of the disease situation westbound lane that has also greatly improved. i want to take a second on testing. with testing early on there was issues around it. we didn't have enough swabs or reagent. when we did get swabs and reagents it wasn't all immediately accessible. there was a buildup. we had to prioritize where testing would go. we've prioritized congregate settings like nursing homes.
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that's where we've seen and continue to see the most deaths. and the contact tracing and p.p.e., p.p.e. has been in green for a long time, but early on that was a point that caused a lot of concern. moving to the next slide -- >> dr. baba, can i ask a question about the 3.5 that we're at and sort of coming out of that prior hearing. we're not necessarily doing as much testing as we would like to be doing in the neighborhood and in the areas that have the highest positivity. is that 3.5 real or is that a number that could be a lot higher if we were going more testing in bayview, mission,
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excelsior? >> it's a great question. you know, we have more assets towards testing, but if we had more cases, would we catch more cases. to piggyback on that, we follow the positivity rates in the latinx community and those rates have come down as well. so because most of our cases were driven by the latino community, they would be 50% of the cases. we expected, even though we weren't catching -- some of the people that aren't accessing testing, those accessing testing and continuing to, we would expect them to drive the numbers. we are seeing an increase in all of our communityies.
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we are looking at the southeast quadrant of the city. >> why do we think those numbers are coming down? >> there are a lot of hypotheses. i don't think that we have a complete picture. it could be that we've done a lot more testing. our community partners are doing a great job with testing and getting wrap-around services. the case rates are going down around california. it could also be that there is a certain percentage of vulnerable populations that got it initially and it made its way through the likely people it could transmit to. it's gone through that. obviously there's a huge part of the population that still hasn't gotten covid, but they might be in that early transmission phase. >> thank you. >> moving to the covid
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comparisons, this just -- this slide shows that san francisco, compared to other major cities, has one of the lowest case rates, at 13.4%. we have a significantly lower death rate. again, one of the reasons we believe we have a significantly lower death rate is we've prioritized our congregate settings, such as nursing homes, as a place we want to get testing to first and we ensure that surveillance testing happens there as well. because of that -- and not just nursing homes. we've prioritized h.r.l. early on. we were looking at shelters as well. places where we knew there could be a lot of transmission and that could quickly cause
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morbidity and morality. with that, we've been able to keep our death rates fairly low compared to other cities. next slide, please. slide five. so in terms of successes, we've had -- san francisco has consistently had more testing than the rest of the bay area. we have 31 testing sites and together they performed 610 tests total. the city has provided about 50% -- 60 to 50% of those tests. so, you know, really that has been a success. as has been discussed, we need to do an adaptive strategy of leading those tests to the right populations. we plan to continue to do that. we have exceeded our goal and initially our goal was going to be 1,800 tests per day and now
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we collect 5,000 tests per day. and i mentioned the leading to low death rates from this. i wanted to talk a little bit -- delve a little bit more into our high impact response strategy. this is our strategy really about how do we prioritize hot spots and where do we find populations that are testing positive. the first thing i want to point to is a foundation of prevention. so we would like eventually that nobody does test positive. so that prevention aspect is really foundational, with the face coverings, the physical distancing, ensuring people have access to disinfection, providing physical distance is all critical to success.
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if someone wants to get tested, we want to make sure they are able in a low-barrier way and we want to make sure it happens in places where it's been stated there's a higher risk of transmission. those higher risks of transmission include places where there's crowded or congregate living, places that are congregate centers. and utilizing the data we get from the test positivity to be able to pivot so that our test tracers can follow the disease and stop the disease. testing is one component of that. if you get tested and don't have the ability to isolate and quarantine or if we're not able to get to your contacts, it really won't make a difference. so that rapid response of being able to wrap around with food support, with income support, with any other type of support is important. and then educating households
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and community members around wearing masks and investing in these community models and investing in capacity. so even though it hasn't been as rapid as they want to, we are pushing this model and really want to take this model to ensure that the communities that are most impacted, that we have a much more rapid response to prevent disease in those communities. next slide, please. >> so this is our testing prior tos. this is based on the state recommendations. basically, if we were ever to get to a place where testing ended up being very limited again, we would have to tier the categories of testing. tier one, obviously, people who are hospitalized should get tested. anybody with a public health outbreak needs to get tested.
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tier two, people who are symptomatic. if you're a close contact, whether you're symptomatic or not, you need to access the tests in a fairly rapid manner. and people who are asymptomatic who are high risk based on their status, the nursing homes, correctional facilities, or their work status, if you have to work with the public like healthcare or work with the public that has covid. so people in healthcare, e.m.s., or if for one reason you need it for your own status. if you need to get a test before a major operation, we would want you to have access to that. we have added tier 2 a. we are saying those with barriers to health are a high priority. those populations in high-density living situations,
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homeless individuals, they all have priority in testing. and the next tier are asymptomatic workers. tier four is everybody else. that's our testing prioritization. the next slide shows where the testing is. we have multiple testing sites throughout the city. the green sites are just the general sites and then the blue sites are sites that you don't have to be insured to go there. so in terms of the city sites that have been talked about, those are the highest-volume sites. right now embarcadero is not only testing the general public, there are specific appointments
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rdsws and close contacts. we are reserving those. if you are a close contact and require a test that day, that we have the capacity to get you a test that day. [please stand by]
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>> just to categorize, we have our fixed site and our mobile testing. we have two contracted city test mobile assets and those are utilized for our pop-up testing and then we have a mobile team, our public nursing team that goes out to outbreaks and then our final mobile asset is dedicated to our nursing homes. then we do have a state asset, it's controlled -- it allows san francisco to have an asset. it does about 150 tests a day and it's located in the southeast quadrant. next slide please. so, just wanted to talk a little bit about the health order that has been -- or i should say i
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wanted to talk a little bit about what other systems are doing. so, we talked a lot about what the city is doing and i think i mentioned that we do anywhere from 50% to 60% of the testing. that means all the healthcare systems are doing about 40%. the biggest healthcare system, they are doing about 20% of testing. so, in july, we put out a help order, mandating that the healthcare system test certain groups of people. so it requires them to prioritize symptomatic people, as well as close contacts that they must test those populations. we haven't really seen that much movement in terms of an increase in the numbers of testing, so we're still looking at this and
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seeing ways that the healthcare system can do better and engage more, especially as more businesses and schools come online. so that continues to be an ongoing conversation. next slide please. so, this is a map of -- the green map shows the test positivity in september and the purple map shows where our tests have occurred. it has been mentioned that it is really a market in the dark purple, that means it's been tested the most. if you look at the green map, the test positivity is the southeast quadrant of the city. there is a mismatch and we are trying to correct that mismatch by having more testing assets go to the southeast sector.
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then, one of the things we know -- next slide please. one of the things we know is that there are multiple vulnerable communities that could -- that if covid could spread. we seen it spread in the latino community and in the bay area, as well as across california. other, you know, the economic issues could also lead the african american community, the p.i. community also had a high rate and the chinese community, because of the dense living quarters, are vulnerable. we have been working with chinese hospitals to partner around testing and they have been a great partner in working
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with s.r.o. buildings as needed there. we are also starting to do mobile testing and the first of that will happen at the end of october. >> sorry to interrupt you, but that's similar to the previous question in the previous hearing. it's been a while since the screaming and crying, but has chinese hospitals gotten paid yet? there was a huge delay. they were advancing money and staff resources and they are a tiny hospital and there was a huge lag in them receiving funds from the city. do you know the current status of that or maybe mr. wagner can respond to that. that was a source of a lot of angst pretty recently.
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>> craig, do you have the answer? either of you? >> i'm sorry. >> greg, sorry. >> go ahead if you have an answer. i thought there were some grant funding that had been made available for that purpose. >> i can say there was a commitment to support some testing through the end of june and the processing of that payment happened some time a week or two ago. i can check and confirm and make sure that actually happened. then this reference here to the bullet point is we're still working through the contracting process, so that's an upcoming commitment. >> all right. >> well, time is of the essence my friends. paying our bills promptly is of
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the essence as well. >> that segues nicely into the next slide. so do you want to talk about the testing budget? >> sure. good afternoon supervisors. >> go ahead. >> sorry. i'm the deputy finance for d.p.h. here to talk about two slides. basically summarizing our contracting and our fee experience with testing and then i can give a brief update on the cause. for testing since the start of the pandemic really around april 6th, we contracted to support the city s.f. program and have run through a series of amendments up to the point where we are now. we have been supporting both
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programs. on september 1st, we released in partnership with the controllers office and r.s.p. to continue testing services in a competitively sourced contract through the end of the fiscal year and perhaps beyond. you see on the slide here, the services will include the full component of city test s.f., plus additional support around billing or additional work around billing, which i can get into in the next slide to show why. you'll see there that the testing budget for 2021 is 58.9 million, of which we incurred about 17 million in expenses since july. i expect to have that awarded around the end of october. there is some pressure on that date. we had significantly bigger response to the r.f.p. than
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expected and we're still waiting on the scoring results from that. next slide. so on your screen here is the summary of both where we are for budget and protected spend in 2021. then in the table below, a little bit more detail on the actual, including a portion that is attributable to color and one medical. the one medical was doing swabbing and operations for us at the selma site. when we come to a transition, the selma site or demission it to alemany, we're projecting the best cost savings. here the important point or the point that the narrow financial sense is important, the overspending and as you can imagine, we spent a lot of time thinking about how we might bring this closer, spending closer to budget in a variety of
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ways without reducing -- and honoring the barrier for testing throughout the city. with this said, if there is a constant effort to engage healthcare systems for additional testing for their members, as well as really support for enhanced billing for when people absolutely need to come through, how do we bill their insurers for those costs? there's a real point of focus in the r.f.p. to increase the services around billing. then in addition, there are recently awarded grants from the state that will bolster and support our own lab capacity that we hope to take some of the pressure away from the additional testing through this contract, these contracts that come and will be coming through the r.f.p.
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so with that said, i'm happy to take questions. >> chair mandelman, i don't have questions and given the previous hearing, i wanted to compress and truncate this hearing. many of the questions were asked and answer in the previous hearing, so i have no questions. >> then let's go to public comment. >> thank you mr. chairman. please let us know if we have any callers that are ready. for those who connected to our meeting via phone, please press star 3 to talk about this item. you will hear a prompt that indicates your line has been unmuted. for those watching our meeting or watching a streaming link
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file. >> yes, my name is mark and i'm with mission local. i have a question about the number of test. in the last hearing, at the end of september, showing less than 185,000 tests have been taken by the city. although now they are claiming 611 thousand -- excuse me. again they said it was 500,000. that's substantially less than half that had been done by the city. then i'm wondering about the discrepancy and also whether the rest of the tests are being done by providers and who those private providers are that are doing the majority of the
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testing. >> if you mr. reporter would like to ask those questions to the department of public health directly, this is not a question and answer period. >> that would be true. if there are no more comment from that caller, let's go to the next caller. >> good morning public safety committee, actually good afternoon now. i am concerned about your testing protocols in the city. i have seen and notice many contracts go around and no supervision for the process. it seems like the city is allowing this by not having the board of supervisors approve. many seem to be breaking the rules or having some insight beforehand. i am just so frustrated and i'm no longer sure on how they're
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making these decisions and if they're equal. we're proud to be in the yellow here, but it's not acceptable to bypass the contracting laws. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi, my name is dominic wilson. it's clear to me that there have been a number of hasty decisions regarding these contracts. they weren't vetted towards testing and there wasn't a proper r.s.p. process in place. so they broke the rules in securing contracts. are we able to see the deals that were made? if these contracts were authorized by the board of supervisors, then who did authorize them?
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i'm just -- the lack of transparency is ludicrous and testing was messed up and it began when the single occupancy cards were allowed. that's all i have to say about that. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> mr. chair, that complete it is queue. >> all right, public comment is now closed. supervisor peskin, any final thoughts? >> thank you all for your time and indulgence and to supervisors walton for the previous hearing. if one of you would like to file this item, and if it needs to be reintroduced, i will do so in the future. >> i will move that we file this item. >> on the motion offered by chair mandelman that this hearing be filed. chair stefani. >> aye. >> member walton. >> aye. >> chair mandelman.
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>> aye. >> mr. chair, there are three ayes. >> the motion passes. mr. clerk, do we have anymore items before us today. >> there is no further business. >> then we are adjourned. thanks everybody. .
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